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#1 Bruce

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 09:27 AM

Another basic question from me!!!
If $payment_status is Pending, shouild my script do nothing and wait for the $payment_status="Completed" to be returned from the paypal server.

I am only wanting to process an order when I know that it is verified and payment_staus="completed".

Apologies if this seems a simple question.

Thanx
Bruce


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#2 paypal_pb

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 09:49 AM

Yes, you can disregard when payment_status=Pending and just wait for the Completed IPN. In general, you should only fulfill Completed payments.

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 05:26 PM

It depends on the situation. A Pending echeck has a very high probability of completing. While you may not want to ship a physical good based on a Pending payment, you might be comfortable granting access to an online service or delivering a digital good.

But if you completely ignore Pending payments, the subsequent IPN with payment_status=Completed resembles a buyer doing an instant payment at that time.

Patrick Breitenbach
PayPal, Inc.
Dev Net: https://www.paypal.com/pdn




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